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A New Shade of Green

By Sherry Listgarten

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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Local Transit to the Rescue?
Aug 18, 2019 5:55 am
Comments: 39 | Views: 7,399

Will better local transit get more people out of cars?

==I This is the second in a series of posts on using buses to reduce emissions, the first being about ... More
Average Palo Alto
Feb 4, 2019 7:52 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 7,382

One of the things I find very encouraging about climate is that there is a small set of things that we can all do to have a big positive impact on climate change.... More
Drivers Ed 101: Look Where You’re Going
Jan 30, 2019 6:03 pm
Comments: 22 | Views: 7,316

Sometimes I give money to animal rights organizations. I like animals, and I believe they should be treated with decency. Fine. The problem is, the organizations... More
Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
Jul 14, 2019 5:45 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 7,220

Driving an EV to Tahoe? Don’t miss your exit! I learned this and other lessons from two round trips between Palo Alto and Tahoe City in a Chevy Bolt (1). Maybe... More
Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?
Nov 24, 2019 6:51 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 7,179

One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emissions is to transition to clean power. Our local power providers are moving aggressively... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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